A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$844
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Salt Lake City Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    532
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    152
    41
  • Robbery
    261
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    932
    500
  • Theft
    6,608
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    995
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,353
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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I love Salt Lake City! For it being the capital city of the state of Utah, the streets are rather clean compared to other major cities. It is the perfect location as well, you are within a few hours of national parks like Zions and Arches. We are also snuggled up against the mountain and there is multiple ski resorts within the area. UTA is fantastic for public transportation as well, and the grid system of our streets makes finding your way around easier.
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Salt Lake City is a fun and lively city. It is full of diversity and curiosity. I went walking down Main Street to this quaint little book store and it was just beautiful. I love the artwork all around the city; there are many walls and painted murals of striking pictures and colors. There are many sculptures out and about that you can catch outside. It has a entertaining night life as well. Sky bar in downtown Salt Lake city, where they play local DJ's as well as bigger names. If you're craving a loud and musical time, either of the two piano bars are tons of fun! There is Keys on Main, right on Main Street. There is also the Tavernacle! Just off of 400 s.
I live in the Avenues, a neighborhood close to downtown. What I love most about living here is being close to the city and the mountains. While the city isn't enormous, there's enough to do. I'd like to see more hip restaurants find home here, but other than that it's great. My favorite part of being here is being close to so many great canyons! It's basically a playground for cycling, rock climbing, and hiking. I would also like to see more being done to help clean up the air. Overall, it's a rad city, and I'm super lucky to live here.